September 11, 2021

Onion Soup

Years and years ago I got an electric skillet for Christmas. Opening the gift I immediately thought of the Good Eats French Onion Soup recipe. I never found a use for the skillet, but I always kept it stashed away in the hopes that one day I’d use it for making this soup.

5 pounds of caramelized onions

Today was finally the day!

I even borrowed my mom’s onion soup crocks to make it extra authentic.

onion soup fresh from the broiler

This soup was really, really good. Erin said it was some of the best onion soup she’s ever had. I give it a solid 4, though probably won’t be making it again anytime soon due to the labor intensive and… pungent preparation.

French Onion Soup

  • Crowd: 4/5
  • Ease: 2/5
  • Used 5lb of onions total -- 3 pounds of Vidalia and 2 pounds of reds.
  • Cutting up 5lb of onions is a terrible job, and I'd recommend that folks trying this recipe cut them before anyone else is around. People near the kitchen were all having a tough time of it.
  • Topped w/ shredded gruyere.
  • Skipped the cognac, though I'm not sure it made a difference. The soup was still amazing!